Itchen Valley Country Park
Youth Options Forest School is excited to offer a wide range of one-day woodland experiences for Early Years, KS1, KS2 and KS3 at Itchen Valley Country Park. We also love to create bespoke sessions for KS4, Colleges and Universities to meet the needs of your group and course.
Our qualified teachers and Forest School practitioners deliver curriculum linked forest activities through to programmes aimed at developing confidence, independence and many more things besides.
Example Woodland Activity Day
School: Inner city Southampton School
Age group: Year 1 curriculum,
Schedule: School groups arrives around 9.45am
Session 1 - 10am to 11am
Session 2 - 11am to 12noon
Lunch (Including opportunities for free play)
Session 3 - 1pm to 2pm
Activities: We split the group and have three lead activities for the children to take part in:
- Den building (Team building and D&T) Woodwork craft using saws, drills and hammers (D&T)
- Campfire Cooking - where your food comes from (D&T). Cooking over the campfire bread (flour crops), milk powder (cows and water), honey (bees), marshmallows (sugar and where it comes from)
- Woodland activities - Collect leaves, sticks, cones and identify them using a chart. Make a willow hoop and thread them in to make a headdress. Talk about camouflage and paint faces and wear camouflage capes. Play hide ‘n’ seek.
Cost £7 per child